Base map


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base map

[′bās ‚map]
(mapping)
A map having essential outlines and onto which additional geographical or topographical data may be placed for comparison or correlation. Also known as mother map.

Base map

Graphic representation of a defined area, such as a particular site, neighborhood, town, region, or state, showing legal boundaries and physical features.

base map

In urban planning, a map indicating the significant existing physical features of an area, i.e., streets, rivers, parks, railroads, etc., and serving as a foundation for all subsequent mapping.
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The thesis evaluates the feasibility of the operational models proposed by the municipal pilot and the coordination group, and produces a refined proposal for the content, production, quality management, distribution and responsibilities of the plan base map in the future.
Enhance the display by adding post maps, base maps and LiDAR point cloud maps, and visualize the map in three- dimensional space.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is set to launch the second phase of its Base Map project, which was originally launched in 2010 to provide a detailed representation of urban areas within the municipality's area of responsibility.
The base map does know town names, but that won't help you pick the airport identifier you want.
The WHOI team worked with Premier Exhibitions Inc., NOAA, the National Park Service Marine Archeology Division, the Institute for Marine Archeology, and Phoenix International to study the ongoing deterioration of Titanic, create a marine archeological base map for the wreck site, and help establish a model for managing and preserving shipwrecks in deep water.
Abu Dhabi The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced that it is in the final stage of producing a base map depicting all urban areas within the administrative boundaries of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City and the Western Region Municipality covering an approximate area of 18,500 square km.
For example, a graduate student in ecology working with distribution and protection of rare bird species walks into the Map Collection looking for digital data, constituting base map features for part of Ecuador.
A planimetric base map for the entire city, including the service area, was completed in the late 1990's.
Users can now visualize their own data on top of Keyhole's Internet-hosted base map by simply dragging and dropping files.
This was a great improvement over the original use of a framed base map. TSgt Gacek trained individuals assigned to the Battle Staff and TSgt Johnson had it available on his deployable laptop computer located in the DCG.
The first objective is to create an animation of airplane symbols over a base map; the second is to experiment with interactive elements that give the viewer options for how the information is displayed.
The digital-image map can be used in monitoring and planning as an accurate and inexpensive base map for GIS and automated mapping applications.